Health News Archive - February 26, 2009


Research on the sleeping brain has revealed some fascinating stage-dependent interactions between areas involved in formation and storage of long term memories.

New study finds total knee replacement surgery can offer significant benefits to patients in their 80s LAS VEGAS, Feb.

Building awareness and understanding among patients is key LAS VEGAS, Feb.

New studies show key steps to preventing bone loss focus on early screening and treatment LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facts about osteoporosis are staggering. 75 million baby boomers are approaching the age where the disease is tightening its grip on their bones.

New, less invasive treatments alleviate hand and wrist discomfort LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tying a shoe, typing an email, opening a jar, texting on a Blackberry. The mobility of our fingers and wrists can often be taken for granted.

AAOS recommendations aid orthopaedic surgeons in treating this common condition LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Osteoarthritis (OA) (http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00212)is known as the "wear and tear" arthritis.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., first considered a life in medicine at the ripe old age of ten. He became enthralled with the weekly trials and tribulations of a young television doctor named Ben Casey.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon Michael L. Parks, MD, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org/), at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Carrying a message of education and cultural competence as keys to success LAS VEGAS, Feb.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon honored for his tireless efforts to heal LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented the 2009 Humanitarian Award to David P. Roye, Jr., MD, on February 26th at its 2009 Annual Meeting.

Word of the Day
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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").